Fort Lauderdale, FL
On this trip, we'll do our part to help South Florida in removing some of the invasive and destructive Iguanas, as well as target the ferocious Peacock Bass.
If you're familiar with my operation, you've probably heard of my shore lunches that I provide on 3/4 and full days- they're pretty incredible (a far cry from the typical soggy sandwich). I'm very passionate about food, and was a full fledged chef in a past life. Please make sure to ask me about menu options!
Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.
Everglades Holiday Park, 21940 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332, USA • 20-29 years of experience
Captain Justin Nguyen, a renowned fly fisherman, possesses an innate ability to catch fish in any situation. Born in Vietnam, he grew up fishing on the Great Mekong River system. This river system is made up 9 rivers called the Cuu Long or River of 9 dragons. This is a rich and vibrant aquatic environment. It is both big and challenging. To master this river takes focus and dedication. Both of which Justin possesses. He taught himself to fish with a simple bamboo rod, soaking up every bit of knowledge along the way. Justin is very much a self starter. Hard work and a positive attitude are traits he carries with him to this day.
Having moved to Chicago from Vietnam, with his family, Justin fell in love with soccer and was consumed with the sport. He came very close to becoming a pro. He was destined to go far and play on the US national team, wanting to become the first Vietnamese player to play in the World Cup, but injury sidelined this goal. His best friend and teammate went on to play 4 World Cup for the US. Never one to allow a setback to stop him, Justin Nguyen found himself being drawn back to the water. He set his sights on becoming an accomplished fly fisherman and became the first Vietnamese fly fishing guide in the world, and the first international ambassador for Vietnam fly fishing.
All the while that Justin was fine tuning his fishing, he was also working on his art. Starting out as teen doing portraits, Justin soon found himself doing tattoos and marine art. No matter what he does, there seems to be a water theme involved. I guess he is just a waterman at heart.
In 2017, Justin moved his family to the Fort Lauderdale area and has since built a reputation as one of the leading exotics and peacock bass guides in South Florida. From Fort Lauderdale to Miami, and whether on foot or aboard the “Lady Jade”, a day with Justin is always an adventure. …And his shore lunches are beyond compare!
Fishing with Captain Justin is an experience you'll enjoy for he's very knowledgeable, and his passion for guiding is very evident after you land a fish, and see the excitement he has for you. Not to mention he's also so much fun, and a great company on the water.
Let Captain Justin guide you, and show you a day of great fishing, one you won't forget for a long time.